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Dear sirs, I was married from 2003 till present. When first…

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Dear sirs, I was married...
Dear sirs,
I was married from 2003 till present. When first married, my wife and I went to the VA Med Center, Benefits Dept, We filled out forms for CHAMPVA and spousal supplement pay, we recieved CHAMPVA, but we weren't getting the increase in pay. I have talked to the VA many times since then, even had Sen. Udall's office working on it. Now the VA claims my wife and I never applied for any benefits, which is odd, since I have all her paprework as does Sen. Udall's office. Udall's office has been stonewalled by the VA, saying they are just too busy to deal with my request, and that I am lucky to have any benefits at all.
What are my options?
Thank you
Submitted: 8 years ago.Category: Military Law
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Thanks for the chance to help. I am an attorney with over 12 years military law experience.

Options for what exactly? It sounds like you filed...did you provide the VA with a copy of your application?

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What are my options for getting the VA to recognize my status and granting my spousal monthly benefits? VA has copies of everything.

Terry

Military Lawyer: P. Simmons, Military Lawyer replied 8 years ago
If the VA refuses to move on this, you can sue them in federal court and force them. But I bet that the Congressional inquiry will help get the VA to do their job.
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